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An Afternoon in Provence – Northwest Style: Washington State University Extension Agriculture Sustainability Program, noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 6, $40, registration required, Lavender Wind Farm, 2530 Darst Road, Coupeville; 360-678-0919, www.lavenderwine.com.

Bamboo Gardens of Washington: Free classes and lectures, registration required. 5035 196th Ave. NE, Redmond; 425-868-5166. w Bamboo rhizome maintenance for health and control, 10 to 11 a.m. Aug. 6.

Emery’s Garden: Classes are at 11 a.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. Sundays. 2829 164th St. SW, Lynnwood; 425-743-4555, www.emerysgarden.com. w Blowin’ in the Wind, ornamental grasses, 11 a.m. Aug. 5. w Hardy geraniums, 1 p.m. Aug. 6.

Lavender wand classes: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, through Aug. 5, Lavender Hills Farm, 7508 108th St. NE, Marysville; 360-651-2086.

The Salvage Studio: Classes start at 10 a.m. Saturdays. Registration with payment is required. 650 Edmonds Way, Edmonds; 425-774-5296, gardngal@usa.net, www.thesalvagestudio.com. w Handmade paper, Aug. 5, $28.

Swanson’s Nursery: Seminars and classes offered. Registration suggested. 9701 15th Ave. NW, Seattle; 206-782-2543, ext. 235, www.swansonsnursery.com. w Banishing the late summer doldrums, 11 a.m. Aug. 5.

Arts Index Festival: Artists, musicians and crafts people, including outdoors sculptors, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 12 at Index. Free. www.indexartsgroup.org/.

Sno-King Fuchsia Society: Judged show, noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 12, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 13, Country Village, 23718 Seventh Ave. SE, Bothell; 425-778-4913, 425-252-5772.

Fronderosa Frolic: A festival of ferns, unusual plants and art, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 12 and 13, Fancy Fronds, off U.S. 2, east of Gold Bar; 360-793-1472, www.fancyfronds.com.

Northwest Horticultural Society: Annual sale, noon to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 23. Warren G. Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle; 206-527-1794, www.northwesthort.org.

Classes

Bamboo Gardens of Washington: Free classes and lectures, registration required. 5035 196th Ave. NE, Redmond; 425-868-5166. w How to thin or prune your bamboo, 10 to 11 a.m. Aug. 13. w How to build a bamboo trellis, 10 to 11 a.m. Aug. 19, $18.

Plant Amnesty: Cass Turnbull’s master pruner seminar series, 10 a.m. to noon, $10 each, $5 for PlantAmnesty members. Warren G. Magnuson Park, the Brig (Building 406), 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle; 206-783-9813, 206-783-9093. w How to renovate and prune an overgrown garden, Sept. 10.

The Salvage Studio: Classes start at 10 a.m. Saturdays. Registration with payment is required. 650 Edmonds Way, Edmonds; 425-774-5296, gardngal@usa.net, www.thesalvagestudio.com. w Signature stitched books, Aug. 12, $28. w Collage candle holders, Aug. 19, $25. w Rustic birdhouses, Aug. 26, $32.

Swanson’s Nursery: Free unless otherwise noted. Registration suggested. 9701 15th Ave. NW, Seattle; 206-782-2543, ext. 235, www.swansonsnursery.comw Container design, 1 p.m. Aug. 20. w Tips for less strenuous gardening, 11 a.m. Aug. 26. w Heathers with Brenda McIntosh, 11 a.m. Aug. 27.

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